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There are many occasions when we are called out to rescue business and home users where the problem is relatively simple both to diagnose as well as to fix. And the call out costs could possibly have been avoided with just a basic level of knowledge (even for technophobes!).

So, whilst we don’t want to lose out on any work, we offer a few easy to follow hints and tips on what to look out for before reaching for the phone to call an engineer.



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